2013 James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, Call for... “Public and Private Memory: Understanding Collective Past”

2013 James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, Call for Papers
“Public and Private Memory: Understanding Collective Past”
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's History Graduate Students' Association welcomes proposals
for the Eighth Annual James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities, "Public and Private
Memory: Understanding a Collective Past.” The conference will be held at UNL’s City Campus on
March 8 and 9, 2013. This interdisciplinary conference explores the many ways memories are
created and expressed.
We invite all papers and panels covering modes of memory formation, creation, and demonstration.
Papers may examine how events and people in the past have been remembered and memorialized or
how memory functions in society. Whether literary, visual, historical, or based in social science, the
research presented will represent a variety of disciplines and focus on private and/or public memory.
Eduardo Díaz, director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, will deliver the keynote address that
explores Identity, Cultural Negotiation, and Inclusion in Cultural Institutions. Diaz is responsible for
fulfilling the Center’s mission of fostering appreciation of Latino culture by sponsoring, developing
and promoting Smithsonian exhibitions, collections, research and public programs, both in
Washington and across the United States. Diaz is a 30-year veteran of arts administration. Previously,
Díaz was the executive director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC), the largest Latino
cultural center in the United States. From 1989 to 1999, Díaz served as director of Cultural Affairs
for the city of San Antonio. Díaz earned a law degree at the University of California, Davis, and a
bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies at San Diego State University.
We invite paper proposals from graduate and advanced undergraduate students across all disciplines.
Paper proposals should include a one-paragraph, 250 word, abstract and one page C.V. Full panel
proposals will also be considered. Panel proposals should include a one-paragraph description of the
panel itself, as well as a one paragraph abstract for each paper and a current C.V. for each panel
participant. Please indicate any audio-visual needs required for presentations upon submission of
proposals. All proposals should be emailed to [email protected] no later than November 30,
Pablo A. Rangel and Catherine Medici-Theimann
History Graduate Students' Association
612 Oldfather Hall Lincoln, NE 68588
Email: [email protected]